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Regional: Strengthening Institutions for Localizing Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development

Sovereign (Public) Project | 50385-001 Status: Active

The proposed knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will improve the institutional capacity of selected Asian Development Bank (ADB) developing member countries (DMCs) to localize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In response to DMC demand, the proposed TA will add value to the programs and operations of regional departments by supporting (i) the strengthening of awareness, knowledge, and skills for effective localization of the SDGs in selected DMCs; (ii) testing of innovative institutional capacity interventions for localizing SDGs in selected DMCs; and (iii) enhancing dialogue, including among developing countries, on good practices in SDG localization.

Project Details

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Rahemtulla, Hanif A. Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department Request for information
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  • Regional
Sector
  • Public sector management
 
Project Name Strengthening Institutions for Localizing Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development
Project Number 50385-001
Country Regional
Micronesia, Federated States of
China, People's Republic of
Marshall Islands
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9387-REG: Strengthening Institutions for Localizing Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development (Supplementary)
People's Republic of China Poverty Reduction and Regional Cooperation Fund US$ 500,000.00
TA 9387-REG: Strengthening Institutions for Localizing Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
TA 9387-REG: Strengthening Institutions for Localizing Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Decentralization

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description

The proposed knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will improve the institutional capacity of selected Asian Development Bank (ADB) developing member countries (DMCs) to localize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In response to DMC demand, the proposed TA will add value to the programs and operations of regional departments by supporting (i) the strengthening of awareness, knowledge, and skills for effective localization of the SDGs in selected DMCs; (ii) testing of innovative institutional capacity interventions for localizing SDGs in selected DMCs; and (iii) enhancing dialogue, including among developing countries, on good practices in SDG localization.

The proposed TA is included in the 2017 work program of the Governance Thematic Group (GovTG). It builds on previous knowledge activities of the GovTG, such as the conferences conducted jointly with the Development Partners Network on Decentralization and Local Governance (DeLoG) in August 2015 and September 2016, and the international conference on the Role of Managing for Development Results in Achieving the SDGs (June 2017). The proposed TA also takes into account the lessons from a series of learning programs on Multi-Stakeholder Engagement for Reform in different settings. The TA is aligned with recent ADB strategy and policy papers on public sector management, institutional performance, and capacity development, and factors in lessons from past and ongoing decentralization and local governance operations in countries such as Cambodia, the People's Republic of China (PRC), Indonesia, Nepal, and the Philippines.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

In September 2015, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly adopted Agenda 2030 (Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development), which includes 17 SDGs and 169 targets, as a new reference for global development efforts. ADB supports its DMCs in achieving the SDGs through a customized approach with respect to sustainable development investments and enhanced financing needs, and by incorporating sustainability into its corporate results framework and reporting processes and enhanced financing needs.

Unlike the Millennium Development Goals, which were highly centralized, the SDGs capture environmental, economic, political, and social dimensions of development more holistically. While the text of the SDGs does not contain an explicit call for localizing the SDGs, local governments are recognized directly or indirectly in many of the goals, notably in Goal 11 (Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable) and Goal 16 (Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all, and build effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions at all levels).

Subnational governments have a critical role in implementing and achieving the SDGs, including those where localization is not explicitly mentioned, because (i) the experience of developed countries suggests that as economic and population growth and urbanization increase a greater share of public investments and spending will occur at the local level; (ii) addressing global resource challenges and constraints such as pollution, biodiversity loss, and climate change will require close involvement of subnational governments; and (iii) subnational governments are closer to citizens and better positioned to provide opportunities for the poor and marginalized to be heard. The proposed TA will support implementation of the roadmap for localizing the SDGs developed by the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Habitat to support cities and regions to deliver the 2030 agenda; roadmap development included an intensive consultation process.

Many DMCs lack the institutional capacity to localize the SDGs, and institutional strengthening is needed with respect to: (i) multilevel governance systems defined by national governments (i.e., related to functional assignments, intergovernmental fiscal relations, and national subnational development plan integration); (ii) subnational governmental processes, to ensure that regulations, planning and budgeting processes; service delivery mechanisms; and infrastructure investments are responsive to SDG goals; and (iii) transparent and participatory multi-stakeholder engagement processes involving local governments and parliaments, citizens, and the private sector to ensure accountability on SDG target achievement, drawing on adequate national and subnational monitoring systems.

Impact Performance of institutions in DMCs for localizing Agenda 2030 commitments for sustainable development improved.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Institutional capacity of selected DMCs to localize the SDGs improved.
Progress Toward Outcome The Technical Assistance (TA) project is aligned with the following impact: performance of institutions in Asian Development Bank (ADB) Developing Member Countries (DMCs) for localizing Agenda 2030 commitments for sustainable development improved. The outcome will be: institutional capacity of selected DMCs to localize the Sustainable Development Goals improved. Project implementation started in December 2017. On 23 March 2018, an additional allocation of $500,000 from the People's Republic of China Poverty Reduction and Regional Cooperation Fund (PRCF) was granted, increasing the total TA amount to $1,500,000.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Awareness, knowledge, and skills for effective localization of the SDGs in selected DMCs strengthened.

Innovative institutional capacity interventions for localizing SDGs in selected DMCs tested.

Dialogue (globally, and among developing countries) on effective localization of the SDGs enhanced.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Project implementation started in December 2017. On 23 March 2018 an additional allocation of $500,000 from the People's Republic of China Poverty Reduction and Regional Cooperation Fund (PRCF) was granted, increasing the total TA amount to $1,500,000.

An International Decentralization and Local Governance/Capacity Development and Learning Specialist was mobilized in December 2018 to monitor international developments and emerging country practices on localizing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

On 2 September 2019, (i) an increase in TA amount by $800,000, (ii) a minor change in TA scope and implementation arrangements, and (iii) an extension of the TA completion date to 30 September 2022 was approved by ADB bringing the total TA amount to $2,300,000 and allowing for additional capacity development and knowledge management activities under output 1-3.

Output 1: Awareness, knowledge, and skills for effective localization of the Sustainable Development Goals in selected developing member countries strengthened.

" On 10 February 2018, ADB co-hosted the Decentralization and Local Governance Network session at the 9th World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in close coordination with the Urban Sector Group of ADB. The session was entitled _Localising the SDGs by Implementing the New Urban Agenda: A call for decentralized governmental and administrative structures!_ A resource person was sponsored to present on _Localizing SDGs in Bandung City_. Participants were Mayors and other local government officials as well as development partners.

" On request of the ADB's South Asia Regional Department, the National Conference on Urban Governance held on 27 28 February 2018 in Kathmandu, Nepal was supported in cooperation with The Asia Foundation. The event capitalized on the opportunities for mainstreaming SDGs resulting from Nepal's constitutional transition to federalism. An international resource person was financed to present on _Functional Assignment in Multilevel Governance Systems: The Case of Nepal_.

" A thematic session on Localizing the SDGs in the 13th Annual Meeting of the Decentralization and Local Governance Network was held in The Hague, Netherlands on 23 25 May 2018. The project officer contributed to the design and conduct of the thematic session and the TA sponsored an international resource person to present on _Follow-up and Review Process of the 2030 Agenda The Role of Localizing the SDGs._ The international resource person also prepared a Governance Brief titled _Localizing the Sustainable Development Goals to Accelerate the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: The Current State of Play of Sustainable Development Goal Localization in Asia and the Pacific_ posted on the ADB website. The DeLoG members from 18 organizations attended the event.

" An International Seminar on _Localizing Sustainable Development Goals: The Role of Management for Development Results_ was held in Seoul, South Korea on 27 30 August 2018 in cooperation with the Korean Development Institute School of Public Policy and Management, the African Development Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank. The seminar was designed to reflect on global country experiences, challenges and opportunities facing Managing for Development Results practice in the context of the SDGs. The TA funded five resource persons to provide framing presentations and regional perspectives on topics focusing on the vital role that subnational government and stakeholders play in implementing the SDGs, results management and financing for SDGs, and challenges and opportunities for localizing the SDGs. 50 representatives from government, private sector, development partners and academe attended the event.

" In cooperation with the ADB Pacific Regional Department, _Multi-Stakeholder Engagement for Education Reform_ workshops for government officials involved in the Improving the Quality of Basic Education in the North Pacific project (Project No. 49456-002) were held in the Federated States of Micronesia on 17 18 September 2018 and in the Republic of Marshall Islands on 20 21 September 2018. The TA supported the development of the workshop concept and financed three international resource persons, and event-related costs, including travel of 14 outer island participants.

" A workshop on _Provincial Knowledge Sharing on Public Service Innovation 2018_ was held in Surabaya, Indonesia on 22 October 2018. The workshop was conducted by the East Java Provincial Government. The TA funded two resource persons to speak about _leaving no one behind_ and financed the expenses for the event venue. The event was attended by over 150 participants from related offices from districts and provinces in East Java, as well as private sectors, and development partners representatives.

" The First Annual SDGs Conference 2018 - _Innovative Financing for Sustainable Development Goals_ was held in Jakarta, Indonesia on 18 December 2018. The session was supported on request of the Government of Indonesia and discussed the importance of innovative financing for supporting progress towards the SDGs. The TA funded three resource persons. The conference was attended by various stakeholders from national and subnational levels which included governments, parliaments, civil society organizations (CSOs), philanthropy and business, as well as academia.

" An International Seminar on _Management for Development Results: Improving Monitoring and Evaluation in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals 2030_ was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 25 28 August 2019 in cooperation with the African Development Bank, the Interamerican Development Bank and the Korean Development Institute, School of Public Policy and Management. The 2019 Managing for Development Results International Seminar assessed how one of the key pillars of Managing for Development Results, monitoring and evaluation, has contributed to achieving selected SDGs with particular focus on building resilient infrastructure, promoting sustainable industrialization, fostering innovation, promoting productive employment and sustainable tourism, and achieving gender equality (Goal 5, 8, and 9). The seminar also discussed challenges and opportunities facing monitoring and evaluation systems in the context of the SDGs. The event involved 35 participants, including national and subnational government representatives and experts from Africa, Latin America, and Asia and identified concrete actions and solutions to support progress towards delivering 2030 development agenda, including at the local level. The TA funded a resource person and two TA consultants served as speakers of the event.

Output 2: Innovative institutional capacity interventions for localizing the Sustainable Development Goals in selected developing member countries tested

" People's Republic of China (PRC): Subproject for Innovation Demonstration Zones for Sustainable Development is being implemented in cooperation with Sustainable Infrastructure Division, East Asia Department (EARD) of ADB. A Cooperation Agreement and work plan between ADB and Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST)/Administrative Centre for China's Agenda 21 (ACCA21) was signed by ADB and MoST/ACCA 21 on 1 February 2019 to operationalize the TA support.

The TA supports three Innovation Demonstration Zones: Guilin, Shenzhen, and Taiyuan. The focus of the TA support is on tourism for sustainable and inclusive growth in Guilin, innovation-led sustainable development for Chinese megacities in Shenzhen, and transformation and upgrade of resource-based cities and the sustainable use of resources for Taiyuan. The national Project Manager and national Strategic Consultant were fielded in February 2018 and June 2018, respectively. An international Tourism Specialist was fielded in October 2018 while three National Tourism Specialists were fielded in April, July and September 2019 to support different aspects of the tourism assessment, including plastic pollution.

Following the inception workshop, the Guilin consultant team conducted field visits on 13 16 April 2019 to Guilin Municipality's Longsheng, Yangshuo, and Gongcheng counties and potential pilot areas done and models for sustainable development were identified.

For Taiyuan, a Service Provider Contract with Wuppertal Institute that includes a needs assessment on various aspects of transformation and upgrade of resource-based cities and the sustainable use of resources, a 5-day study visit and Sino-German Dialogues in Germany for 8 participants from Taiyuan and ACCA21, and a training course to be conducted by Wuppertal Institute in Taiyuan City was finalized in September 2019.

In Shenzhen, the national Strategic Consultant has supported the indictor work related to the preparation of a Voluntary Local Review report.

" PRC: Subproject for Strengthening Performance of Integrated Watershed Environmental Management Functions at the National and Subnational Levels was approved on 1 October 2018 on request by the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Division, EARD of ADB. The subproject will have the following outcome: institutional capacity to localize the Integrated Watershed Environmental Management (IWEM) functions improved. The outputs are: Output 1: awareness, knowledge, and skills for horizontal and vertical coordination of the IWEM functions enhanced, and Output 2: Dialogue and learning on effective and innovative watershed ecology and environment supervision bureaus enhanced. The subproject aims at strengthening government capacity to localize ADG Goal 6 by improving multilevel governance systems defined by the national government, intergovernmental, and subnational watershed management processes and participatory multi-stakeholder engagement. An international Integrated Watershed Management Specialist and two national consultants, an Institutional Reform Specialist for Water Governance and an Environmental Capacity Development Specialist, were engaged in April 2019.

The inception workshop and kick-off meeting on institutional reform and set-up of the watershed ecological and environmental supervision bureaus was integrated into the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development's (CCICED) Workshop/ Special Policy Study (SPS 2-2) on Ecological Compensation and Green Development Institutional Reform in the Yangtze River Economic Belt (YREB) because the institutional arrangement in the Yangzi River Basin has a very important role to play in water resources and environmental management in the basin. The inception workshop held on 29 April 2019 in Beijing was sponsored by the CCICED; and co-organized by the ADB and the Chinese Academy for Environmental Plannin. Several key speakers presented their findings in the experiences on river basin institutional arrangement for coordination, the proposed legislation of the YRPL, and the practices and issues related to river leaders during session II of the inception workshop which was co-chaired by the (national Environmental Capacity Development Specialist.

The international study visits to Norway (2-4 September 2019) and the Netherlands (5-8 September 2019) were completed. The PRC delegation comprised six relevant officials from the Government of the PRC, including two director general-level officials. An International Reform Specialist was engaged in August 2019 to prepare and organize this study visit, and to review the TA consultants' reports, provide feedback and relevant brief reports and/or papers as references to enhance the contents and strengthen the conclusion and recommendations of the reports.

" People's Democratic Republic of Laos (Lao PDR): Subproject to Strengthen Local Governance for Improving Quality of Health Care was approved in June 2018 on request by the Southeast Asia Department (SERD) of ADB. An international Public Health Expert, a national Quality Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, and a national Human Resource Specialist were mobilized in October 2018. An inception mission was fielded from 26 to 27 November 2018 to discuss the subproject, proposed workplan and implementation arrangements. A mission was fielded on 28 January-1 February 2019 to discuss general progress and found that the subproject is well on track. Three policy documents have been submitted to the Ministry of Health (MoH) of which two have been approved and one is still under discussion. The first 6 months report was submitted and reviewed by project officer and lead consultant.

A workshop was organized on 18 July 2019 in Vientiane, Lao PDR to disseminate the newly developed quality framework and standards for health facilities, which officially launched the Quality of Health Care agenda of the MOH. About 80 participants from various departments of the MOH, central hospitals, professional associations, health department representatives from six provinces, three mass organizations (Lao National Front Construction, Women's Union, and Youth Union), National Assembly, and ten major development partners joined the workshop.

" Mongolia: ADB's Public Management, Financial Sector, and Regional Cooperation Division, EARD requested for support to conduct a study on Decentralization, Local Governance and Local Economic Development in Mongolia in cooperation with The Asia Foundation. The subproject was approved in July 2018. The main objective of the study is to provide an assessment of the structural and capacity-related features of Mongolia's decentralized system of governance, in particular related to local governments' role in service delivery and the promotion of local economic development. An international Decentralization and Local Governance Specialist was mobilized in October 2018. The draft report was submitted to ADB for review and comments have been provided by the project officers. The study is expected to be finalized by December 2019. A dissemination event is planned for 2020 and will be conducted jointly with The Asia Foundation.

" Lao PDR: Provincial Facilitation for Investment and Trade Index (ProFIT) subproject: The subproject proposal was approved on 13 May 2019 on request of the Private Sector Operations Department and the Lao Resident Mission of ADB. The project is a joint effort between the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry and ADB. The subproject aims at improved subnational economic governance and private sector development enabling environment. An International Project Manager and a national Lead Researcher were mobilized on 15 July 2019 to develop the index that will enable local small and medium-sized enterprises to provide feedback to the local and central governments on the provincial economic governance and key measures of the provincial business environment. This will support the local and central governments to work with the local private sector on improving local economic governance and policy implementation to promote private sector development in the provinces. A Rollout of Provincial Facilitation of Investment and Trade Index workshops is being conducted from 15 September 2019 to 15 October 2019. ProFIT aims to measure the economic governance in 17 provinces based on a survey of local private companies.

" Kazakhstan: A request by the Kazakhstan Resident Mission of ADB, an international resource person funded under the TA contributed to the Technical Meeting on SDG Monitoring and Reporting held on 24-25 September 2018. The resource person presented on the topic _A Global Perspective on SDG Localization and its Relevance for Kazakhstan_. A report on Progress on Implementing the SDGs in the Republic of Kazakhstan was submitted and provided several recommendations to ensure a comprehensive and inclusive effort in the Government of Kazakhstan's Voluntary National Review process and long-term path to implement the 2030 Agenda.

" A request for support of the SDG Parallel Event to the IMF-World Bank Group Annual Meeting 2018 from the Indonesian National Planning Agency (BAPPENAS) through the Indonesia Resident Mission of ADB was supported. The event was titled _Localizing the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals: Act Locally on a Global Scale_ and held in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia on 12 October 2018. It showcased global initiatives and good practices regarding an effective SDGs implementation. Participants of the event shared their ideas and experiences on the theme. The TA funded six resource persons. Ministers/Heads of Agencies responsible for development planning from ASEAN Members countries participated the event.

BAPPENAS conducted a follow-up Workshop on the Proceedings for Parallel Event IMF World Bank Group-SDGs Knowledge Platform held in Bogor, Indonesia on 1-2 November 2018. The TA financed the accommodation, venue and meals for 30 participants.

Output 3: Dialogue on effective localization of the Sustainable Development Goals enhanced

" ADB collaborated with the Korea Institute of Public Finance (KIPF) and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in the delivery of the First Roundtable of the Network on Fiscal Relations in Asia on 18 19 December 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. The theme of the roundtable was _Making Fiscal Decentralization Work for Inclusive Growth_. ADB hosted a session on Localizing SDGs and financed an international resource person. Development member country representatives from Lao PDR, Nepal and Viet Nam as well as staff from ADB resident missions and headquarters benefitted from this regional forum as participants from all over Asia shared local level experiences and good practices on fiscal decentralization. The event gathered academic experts in the field of fiscal decentralization and government officials in the Asian region who are responsible for fiscal decentralization policies.

" A joint Local Governance Initiative and Network (LOGIN)-ADB networking event was held at the 7th United Cities and Local Governments Asia-Pacific (UCLG/ASPAC) Congress on Innovation-driven Development for Sustainable Cities in Surabaya, Indonesia on 12 September 2018. The event focused on the _Benefits of Functional Assignment for Implementing Agenda 2030 in a Multi-Level Governance System_. The networking event provided greater awareness about the benefits of functional assignment in the context of localizing SDGs, better networking between local government/national government representatives, and strengthening of local governments and their associations to play an active role in functional assignment process. The TA funded a resource person and the project officer served as one of the moderators. The event gathered development actors within the region and abroad.

" The Second Roundtable of the Network on Fiscal Relations in Asia in collaboration with KIPF and the OECD was held in Seoul, South Korea on 21 22 February 2019. The theme of the roundtable was _Capacity of Subnational Governments in the Context of Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations_. The TA funded seven resource persons to discuss _The Role of Intergovernmental Grants_ and ADB staff presented. The academic experts in the field of fiscal decentralization and government officials in the Asian region who are responsible for fiscal decentralization policies participated in the event.

" A High-level Roundtable on Fiscal Relations across Levels of Government with the Fifteenth Finance Commission of India was conducted in New Delhi, India on 3 4 April 2019 in close cooperation with the South Asia Department of ADB and the OECD. The forum, jointly organized by the Government of India's 15th Finance Commission, OECD, the World Bank, and ADB, discussed good practices on fiscal transfers and rules, and public financial management systems. The TA financed two resource persons to discuss _Intergovernmental transfer design, incentives and fiscal equalization_ and _Sub-national budget processes, governance capacity and public financial management systems_. Commissioners and representatives from ADB, OECD and the World Bank participated in the event.

" A workshop on _Enhancing the Capacity of Local Governments in Localising the Sustainable Development Goals_ was organized in Siem Reap, Cambodia on 8 9 April 2019 in close cooperation with the UCLG/ASPAC, LOGIN, and the Decentralization and Local Governance Network and hosted by the National League of Local Councils of Cambodia. The workshop targeted local governments and their associations in Cambodia. The TA financed a resource person to discuss _Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development_. The project officer contributed to the design of the event and moderated sessions.

" A Regional Conference for European and Central Asian governments dedicated to _Building Effective, Accountable, and Inclusive Institutions_ was held in Ankara, Turkey, on 11 12 June 2019. The Conference was hosted by The World Bank in partnership with the ADB, the United Kingdom's Department for International Development, the European Commission and other partners. The TA financed two delegates from Kazakhstan. The participants included senior government officials, international development partners, academics, private sector representative and civil society groups from all Europe and Central Asia countries, including EU-member countries.

NEXT STEPS

" Development of an e-learning program on Decentralization and Local Governance to be piloted as an ADB staff learning program with development member country stakeholder participation in 2020.

" PRC: Innovation Demonstration Zones for Sustainable Development (October December 2020) - Continue implementation of agreed work plans for Guilin, Shenzhen and Taiyuan.

" PRC: Strengthening Performance of Integrated Watershed Environmental Management Functions at the National and Subnational Levels (October-December 2020) Continue the project implementation drawing on the agreed work plan and extend the implementation of subproject beyond December 2020.

" Lao PDR: Strengthening Local Governance for Improving Quality of Health Care - Continue implementation based on revised work plan and cost estimate.

" MON: Decentralization, Local Governance and Local Economic Development in Mongolia (October-December 2019) - Incorporate comments in draft and conduct dissemination event in 2020.

" Lao PDR: Subproject Proposal for Provincial Facilitation for Investment and Trade Index in the Lao People's Democratic Republic (ProFIT) - Continue consultant recruitment and implement subproject in line with agreed subproject concept.

" Roundtable of Local Government Associations in the Asia Region: Identifying Priorities and Formulating Strategies for Localizing SDGs - Developing an Action Plan for Collaboration on Enhancing Local Government Capacities to be conducted jointly with LOGIN on 2-5 December 2019.

" Third Roundtable of the Network on Fiscal Relation ADB to be conducted in February or March 2020 in close cooperation with KIPF and OECD.

" OECD World Observatory on Subnational Government Finance and Investment in Asia (2019-2022) Prepare a non-consultant services agreement and support future research and outreach events on subnational government finance in the Asia and Pacific region.

" Localizing SDG Snapshots: Support the preparation of 3 snapshots between 2020-2022.

Geographical Location China - Nation-wide; Marshall Islands - Nation-wide; Micronesia, Federated States of - Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services ADB will select, supervise, and evaluate all consultants. The TA is estimated to require 17 person-months of international consultant and 60 person-months of national consultant services, using individual consultants with expertise in governance, public sector management, decentralization and local governance, and/or capacity and institutional development. All consultants shall be engaged following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time), using output-based, lump-sum out-of-pocket contracts wherever possible. The terms of reference for consultants will be further developed when specific TA activities are undertaken.
Responsible ADB Officer Rahemtulla, Hanif A.
Responsible ADB Department Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
Responsible ADB Division SDTC-GOV
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
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Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 12 Jul 2017
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 05 Oct 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Sep 2019

TA 9387-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Oct 2017 - 05 Oct 2017 30 Sep 2020 30 Sep 2022 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,800,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,300,000.00 05 Oct 2017 976,312.84

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Urban Planning Participation Specialist: Subproject - Future Cities Future Women Phase 2 Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Jun 2020 18 Jun 2020
National Human Resource Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 22 May 2020 29 May 2020
Lead Consultant/Team Leader:Subproject - Future Cities Future Women Phase 2 Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Apr 2020 08 May 2020
Graphic Designer:Subproject - Future Cities Future Women Phase 2 Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Apr 2020 12 May 2020
Program Coordinator: Subproject - Future Cities Future Women Phase 2 Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Apr 2020 28 Apr 2020
National Urban Planning Specialist: Subproject - Future Cities Future Women Phase 2 Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Apr 2020 14 May 2020
Senior Community Planning Specialist (2): Subproject - Future Cities Future Women Phase 2 Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Apr 2020 28 Apr 2020
Senior Community Planning Specialist (1): Subproject - Future Cities Future Women Phase 2 Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Apr 2020 28 Apr 2020
e-Learning Course Editor Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Apr 2020 20 Apr 2020
Fiscal Decentralization Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 18 Dec 2019 24 Dec 2019
Tourism Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019
PRC: Strengthening Performance of Integrated Watershed Environmental Management Functions at the National and Subnational Levels--Institutional Reform Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 18 Jul 2019 24 Jul 2019
National Lead Researcher Individual - Consulting Closed 08 Jun 2019 14 Jun 2019
Project Manager Individual - Consulting Closed 07 Jun 2019 13 Jun 2019
Tourism Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 21 May 2019 27 May 2019
PRC Subproject: Strengthening Performance of Integrated Watershed Environmental Management Functions at the National and Subnational Levels Individual - Consulting Closed 08 Mar 2019 14 Mar 2019
Innovation Demonstration Zones to Implement the People’s Republic of China Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Initiative Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Feb 2019 27 Feb 2019
PRC: Strengthening Performance of Integrated Watershed Environmental Management Functions at the National and Subnational Levels Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Feb 2019 17 Feb 2019
PRC: Strengthening Performance of Integrated Watershed Environmental Management Functions at the National and Subnational Levels Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Feb 2019 17 Feb 2019
PRC: Strengthening Performance of Integrated Watershed Environmental Management Functions at the National and Subnational Levels Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Feb 2019 17 Feb 2019
Decentralization and Local Governance, Capacity Development and Learning Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Nov 2018 22 Nov 2018
National Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist - Strengthening Institutions for Localizing Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development Individual - Consulting Closed 08 Sep 2018 27 Sep 2018
National Human Resource Specialist - Strengthening Institutions for Localizing Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development Individual - Consulting Closed 08 Sep 2018 27 Sep 2018
Strengthening Institutions for Localizing Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development—Strengthening Local Governance for Improving Quality of Health Care in LAO - Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Aug 2018 10 Sep 2018
Strengthening Institutions for Localizing Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development—Project Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Aug 2018 21 Aug 2018
Expert on Decentralization / Local Governance / Local Economic Development Individual - Consulting Closed 02 Aug 2018 08 Aug 2018
Strengthening Institutions for Localizing Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development—Strengthening Local Governance for Improving Quality of Health Care in LAO - Public Health Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Jul 2018 08 Aug 2018
Strengthening Institutions for Localizing Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development—Strategic consultant to support inclusion of the Sustainable Development Goals in the Fourteenth Five-year Plan of China Individual - Consulting Closed 03 Feb 2018 07 Feb 2018
Strengthening Institutions for Localizing Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development—Strategic consultant to support inclusion of the Sustainable Development Goals in the Fourteenth Five-year Plan of China Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Dec 2017 17 Dec 2017
Strengthening Institutions for Localizing Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development—Managerial consultant to oversee implementation of SDG localization across two Chinese cities Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Dec 2017 17 Dec 2017

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